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questions like those. it's one of the reasons they formed the task force. >> there's significant concern. we're on the front line. it's very sad that a large percentage of the individuals who have come down with ebola viral disease and who have succumbed to did are health care professionals. one of the things i mentioned in the beginning of our task force meeting is that every precaution needs to be undertaken. >> reporter: the doctor went on to say he hopes no one in our area contracts the disease but he also said viruss do not have borders. health care workers must be prepared. now, later this week, the ebola task force members will meet with members of the philadelphia international airport. they'll discuss if further measures have to be taken at the airport. after that, they'll decide if passengers need to be screened for ebola when they arrive at philadelphia international.
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christine madella, nbc 10 news. tonight, the cdc says it's sending special response teams to the dallas hospital where a nurse became infected with ebola. the team will help workers improve their techniques as they care for nina pham. now, the nurse became sick while treating thomas duncan. he's the first patient who became infected in the u.s. the cdc says any hospital that treats ebola patients will get a special response team going forward. the people who shared an apartment with duncan aren't showing any signs of the virus. they will remain quarantined in dallas until monday. meanwhile, a man from lebanon, pennsylvania, wants the u.s. to ban all flights to and from ebola-stricken countries. he's launched a white house petition that has more than 26,000 signatures. ebola is nothing new to one doctor in our area. doctor matea schnell has been
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working on years for a vaccine for the virus. the work he does here is then sent to washington for testing. the doctor says a useable vaccine is at least a few years away. we could see more confirmed cases of enterovirus d68, thanks to a newly released test. today, the cdc began using a faster test to diagnose the virus and it is expected to speed through a backlog of cases. since august, enterovirus d68 is believed to have sickened hundreds of children all across the country. 4-year-old eli waller of hamiltontown, murse you are county, he died from the virus last month. learn more about ebola and enterovirus d68 on you'll find detailed information on how the viruses are spread, plus, warning signs. trees snapped, debris thrown into the roadway. these pictures from kentucky show part of the damage after a strong line of storms pounded the great lakes and the south.
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let's take a live look at center city skyline. that same line of storms is heading our way but it's having a very different impact. as we go late in the day, we can expect some of the thunderstorms to start to move in. right now, though, they're not too far back off to our west and southwest. they look as though they could move into tonight. it's all part of a cold front stretching from ohio down into parts of florida. this is where the severe weather is. come tomorrow, this will be moving into our area, not that it will be severe but we have thunderstorms in the forecast. some of them could be locally strong. right now, though, we're just seeing the increase in cloud cover, mostly cloudy to overcast skies. no rain with it, though. it has been a warmer day today. temperatures right now about the midriff 70s, the farther south you go. low 70s. more warm air in the forecast tomorrow. then i'll show you the timing of
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those thunderstorms. that's straight ahead. get ready for any storm with our nbc 10 weather app. important information delivered to issue smartphone or tablet. it's a free download you can get right now on our website, a 10-year-old pennsylvania boy is charged in the beating death of an elderly woman. tristan corilla is being held without bail. he's accused of killing 90-year-old health novak at his grandfather's house in damascus township in wayne county. he was angry at the victim for yelling at him. he allegedly held a cane against her throat and then punched her repeatedly, killing her. novak was being cared for by the boy's grandfather. don't say anything. >> an atlantic city man accused of murdering his own mother two
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days after getting out of prison broke down in court today. steven pratt sobbed to a judge in mays landing, atlantic county this afternoon. authorities say pratt's 64-year-old mother was found dead at her atlantic city home sunday morning. he had just been released from prison friday after serving 30 years for killing his neighbor. well, it's almostç sunset. but the sun's about to rise in camden. tonight, the once troubled city is poised for a comeback. the city is about to announce what could be the largest demolition project new jersey has ever seen. it's raising nearly 600 vacant homes that have become havens for crime. nbc 10's south jersey bureau reporter cydney long is live in camden. this is one initiative designed to improve the lives of the people who live there. tell us more. >> renee, that's right. camden is right now, vigorously trying to attract big companies
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to move into camden and call it home, this way creating jobs for people in the community. and in the same breath, to force the criminals to move out by tearing down the very places that invite crime. >> these houses, that's what brings crime. >> reporter: raphael and others in this witman park neighborhood say pride in what they own. they anticipate the city's plan to swiftly take down what's dragging them down, not just one but hundreds of abandoned homes. riddled with trash and places where criminals can hide weapons, sell drugs or worse. >> we've identified for them, the structures that we know that drug gangs are utilizing to further their activity and commit acts of vial enls. >> it's horrible. i don't bring people here. >> reporter: gina thomas has lived here for 47 years. she says she's embarrassed of her neighborhood and watches her every move. >> it's terrible. you know, you come out, now you have to look all around. i try to make sure i'm right in
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front of my door so i can get in my car and go. >> reporter: the first 60 will come down and another 534 city-owned properties by this time next year. >> our deadline from a public safety perspective is yesterday. the quicker we can get this done, the quicker it puts us in a better position to build community. >> reporter: what may build commune in the camden, more jobs. >> i'm not at liberty to discuss all the details. >> reporter: security giant and defense contract firm lockheed martin has asked for a $107 million tax break over ten years to set up shop in camden. the mayor says it's premature to say how many jobs it could create. >> we'll take a wait and see approach until it hits the agenda. >> reporter: the economic development authority said today it still needs more information before it can put the lockheed deal back on the table for some consideration. in the meantime, what's next for
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the abandoned homes that are torn down in the mayor told me they will be preserved as open space, playgrounds or new homes to be built right here in camden. cydney long, nbc 10 news, camden. >> lockheed martin isn't the only company vie for tax incentives for camden. philadelphia 76ers are building a practice facility with $82 million worth of incentives. an energy whole received a $260 million tax break, it's called holtec international. price rite was rebuilt on what used to be an old pathmark store site. more than 80 full-time and part-time jobs are being filled there by camden residents. new information about a story you saw yesterday on nbc 10 news at 6:00. sears is now apologizing for the swastika ring for sale in its online marketplace. an nbc 10 viewer tipped us off about this story.
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sears says it wasn't selling the jewelry itself and that the posting came from third party vendors on the sears online marketplace. yesterday, sears told us it was removing the items. today it followed up with an apology, saying it's removing other offensive items as well from the site. out of montgomery county. life or death. a jury trying to decide that right now. lawyers for raghunandan yandamuri are asking the jury to sentence him to life without parole. yandamuri was convicted of killing a 61-year-old grandmother and a 10-month-old baby in a botched kidnapping attempt to gain cash for gambling debt. prosecutors say yandamuri deserves to be executed. well, first came the station. now entire septa lines could be named after the highest bidder. details on the agency's new plan to raise money. plus, jimmy john's is facing a lawsuit. why some workers say they are
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legally forced to wait two years before getting a job at another sandwich shop. and it feels more like summer outside. but don't get used to it. i'm looking ahead to a big temperature change and the potential for storms heading our way in my clexclusive nbc 10 fit alert forecast. that's coming up.
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day 32 of the police manhunt to track down eric frein. so far, that search has come up empty again. now, a pennsylvania state senator is calling for a hearing to address concerns about the manhunt after it ends. senator lisa baker wants to discuss issues that include safety atç the state police barracks, cost of the search and the impact it had on neighbors and area businesses. eric frein is accused of attacking two pennsylvania state troopers, killing one ever them. the search is on to find them. it's already cost state police several million dollars. well, if you ever thought about working at jimmy john's you'll want to hear this first. according to the huffington post, employees at the sandwich shop chain which has a number of stores in our area must sign a two-year noncompetition clause. that would prevent an employee from working at a similar restaurant during that time. noncompetes typically apply to
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managers or employees who could share a business's insider information with a competitor. we reached out to jimmy john's for comment. we have yet to hear back. a chester county community is debating whether alcohol should be sold at a local sports center. the united sports training center will make its case in a public hearing in a little more than an hour. lu ann cahn is live in west bradford township. >> reporter: some parents say alcohol should not be anywhere near this sports center but the owners say why not, why not have a beer? >> we have no intent of this being a bar. we have no intent of this being a place where people come to drink excessively. >> but beer signs hang inside the united sports training center and they say they would like to add beer to their sports bar menu. >> as a coach, there is problems with conduct of parents, of other coaches. now we're going to add alcohol into the mix? >> reporter: both sides will be
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heard tonight at the west bradford township supervisor's meeting. when the center was built 15 years ago it was with the condition that the building would be alcohol-free. owners say parents bring their own alcohol to games anyway. they argue if given the township's blessing, they could monitor drinking and train their staff. >> the weekend, this place is packed. to be able to do that, i don't see anything wrong with it. >> i think as long as it's within moderation it's okay. >> i don't think so. >> to be honest, we don't want it around kids. it's not intended for that. >> reporter: the center says it has lots of adult leagues at night but they would also like to cater it parents at youth tournaments. >> are they going to have wristbands that say you only can have one? >>. >> reporter: there's no talk ever wristbands but if the owners believe they were allowed to sell beer, they might make an extra $50,000 a year. the hearing is tonight, no word
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on whether the supervisors will vote tonight. live in west bradford township, lu ann cahn, nbc 10 news. now to a story you saw first on septa is looking for a possible sponsor for its late-night subway and "l" line. septa used this marketing method before such as when it renamed market east station to jefferson station. that was in september. to learn more about septa's search for a sponsor, visit now, your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, a cloudy afternoon out there but temperatures have certainly been warm. cloudy up in the poconos right now. but we are still on the warm side. no rain with any of these clouds. short warmup. today we're in the mid to upper 70s through the afternoon. tomorrow we will still be warmer than our normal high which is around 67 degrees for this time of the year. then tomorrow we see thunderstorms moving in later in the day. after all that clears out, temperatures drop into the 60s.
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a live look outside across ffrd along the schuylkill river, overcast conditions. a period of sunshine today but those clouds quickly moved back in. 75 degrees right now in philadelphia. the winds are right around 15 miles an hour. so kind of breezy out there, too. temperatures through the lehigh valley, still in the mid-70s. so, again, this is çunseasonab warm for this time of year. in philadelphia today we got into the upper 70s. 74 right now in trenton and mt. holly. closer to the shore, temperatures are more into the low 70s, much of south jersey and delaware about the mid-to-low 70s right now. we are seeing our fair share of cloud cover but we don't have any rain in the area. it's all part of a cold front, severe weather through much of the southeastern part of the country. this is all going to continue to move in our direction pretty slowly. we won't start to see thunderstorms until late in the day tomorrow. here's what future weather is showing. tonight we continue with the clouds. best chance of fog. especially a denser fog
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coverage. that will be through parts of the lehigh valley. late in the afternoon, 3:00 p.m., a line of storms possibly setting up to our west and approaching the philadelphia area by about 6:00, 7:00 at night. some of the storms could still be west of philadelphia. by 11:00 p.m., more storms start to move up through the area, lasting overnight and into early thursday. by this time they push closer to the shore and through midday thursday we could see some of this lingering. it will be a while before all this moves through and we see more sunshine. as far as late the in the day tomorrow with the storms, we could see locally heavy rainfall, strong winds and lightning with these storms. of course we'll be tracking that for you through the day tomorrow. mostly cloudy, though. for tonight, milder temperatures for the low-to-mid-60s. through the day, clouds, warm temperatures, 78 to 80 degrees possibly in some spots. late storms in the day, starting from west to east. those continue later tomorrow night into early thursday. then we start to clear out more
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friday. temperatures dropping into the 60s over the weekend. john? thanks, sheena i'm john clark. flyers looking for their first win. can they get it today? we hear from the captain, claude giroux and wayne simmons. that's next. ♪
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk, brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. i'm john clark. the flyers looking for their first win. they're hosting anaheim. the ducks are playing well. the flyers lost five of their last six games against them. the flyers will be without vinnie lecavalier for two weeks. flyers are winless in their first three games. three was the big number
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saturday night. they blew a 3-0 lead in the third with the canadiens. here's your captain, phillie sports talk, claude giroux. >> looking back at last year, we were having a bad start. now we're at home, we go on the road this weekend. it's important for to us have a big win tonight. >> we have a lot of guys that went through this. we have a lot of guys that have a lot of character. we know we can dig ourselves out of a hole. we're confident within this group. >> it is hockey fights cancer night here at the wells fargo center. all fans will receive this rally towel. lea still is fighting her cancel battle at c.h.o.p. devin tweeted out, thank you for the support tonight. the eagles, the record of
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their first six opponents, 13-22. pretty bad. the combined record of the next eight games, 29-16. chip kelly has given them the week off. he wants them to come back refreshed. >> we've got a good start. but we need to continue. take this time, this week you have off and just kind of get away. and eliminate the stress in your life, just relax, spend time with your family, enjoy a couple days after. >> sixers playing the knicks tonight in syracuse. carter will not play although he says he is ready to play. this is william will, he kicks off, the returner fumbles and william will will score. he returns his own kickoff for a touchdown. he can play for the eagles with that kind of special teams play.
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i'm john clark. back to you, renee. now for a look at what's coming up tonight on nbc 10 news at 11:00. down the stretch they come. the race for pennsylvania governor is tightening,ç so sh the most recent polls. political analysts weigh in on why that is and what voters can expect in the coming weeks.
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with tom corbett, things keep getting worse. september 16th. budget deficits force pennsylvania to borrow $1.5 billion dollars just to keep the lights on. three days later, pennsylvania's unemployment rate goes up for the second straight month.
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under tom corbett, we've fallen from 9th to 47th in job creation. and on september 25th, pennsylvania's credit is downgraded for the fifth time in two years. why would we give tom corbett four more years?
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from our delaware bureau tonight, attendanceality nascar races has gone down over the past few years. a local track is doing a little downsizing itself. nbc 10 has confirmed that dover international speedway is removing more than 17,000 seats in turns two and three. this leaves about 95,000 seats still. nascar tracks across the country have scaled back over the last few years. track officials when people see empty seats on tv, it leads to the perception that nobody is having fun at the races.
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the project should be done by the end of the year. you can protect yourself from identity theft with help from nbc 10 at our great shredder event. nbc 10 and telemundo 62 have teamed up withç allstate to ge rid of your outdated documents. it's happening saturday from 9:00 until noon at the wells fargo center in south philadelphia. best of all, it's free. it's awfully warm out there today, sheena. >> it was. the good news is, we have storms in the forecast. after that, it will be dry. warm today, warm tomorrow. mid to upper 70s for your wednesday. some showers hanging around thursday morning. it's not going to move through very quickly. friday, low 70s and sunny. over the weekend, low 60s possibly for the high on sunday. but at least the weekend will be dry. i think that's all we're looking forward to. of course we track the storms. >> good-looking forecast for the shredder event on saturday.
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for all of us here at nbc 10, thanks for watching. the news continues with "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. tonight, the latest on ebola. on our broadcast tonight, emergency response. there are big changes on the way as the head of the cdc admits mistakes. he says more could have been done, more should have been done to prevent that nurse from contracting ebola. tornado warnings. a dangerous night ahead as a big storm system is moving east. air scare at 30,000 feet when suddenly the walls of a commercial jetliner started to crack and buckle. and buying time for a growing number of women who want to have a baby but perhaps not just yet. > apple and facebook tonight are offering to pay for their women employees who elect to freeze their eggs. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is